Diana C Rose

Diana C Rose

Ph.D. Candidate
Performance, embodiment and time in pre-Hispanic and contemporary Mesoamerica
Research Interests: 

My research focuses on the performance and embodiment of time in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and its implications for the creation of a social memory. I am also interested in traces of these concepts as practiced and represented by contemporary indigenous (Maya) cultures and artists. 

Selected Publications: 

"The Mother of Corn: an Iconographical Analysis of Female Corn Deities in Mesoamerica and the American Southwest." M.A. thesis, University of California, Riverside, 2007. 

Selected Presentations: 

“Creatures of Creation: Embodiment of Supernaturals in Ancient Maya Ceremonies,” College Art Association Conference, New York City, 2015.

"Decolonial Aesthetics in Contemporary Maya Art," Crossing Borders Graduate Student Conference, USC, Los Angeles, CA, 2013.

“Maize Goddesses in Mesoamerica,” Southern California Mesoamerican Network, Los Angeles, CA, 2013.

"(Re)Considering Contemporary Maya Visual Practices." College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, 2012.

Teaching Interests: 

Pre-Hispanic Maya Visual Culture

Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica Visual Culture

Gender in Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica

Chicano Art

Indigenous Art in the Contemporary moment

Honors and Awards: 

UC Mexus Dissertation Grant (2015-2016)

Arts Dean Summer Research Grant (2015)

Integrative Graduate Humanities Education and Researach Training Fellowship: Indigeneity in an Expanded Field (2014-2016)

UC Cota-Robles Fellowship (2011-2014)

Chancellor's Fellowship (2010-2011)

UC MEXUS Student and Postdoctoral Research Grant (2011)

Arts Dean Graduate Student Travel Award (2013)

Porter Fellowship (2012, 2014)

Arts Dean Excellence Award (2012)

Education and Training: 
M.A. UC Riverside, Art History
B.A. Brigham Young University, Art History